Stephan van Hulst wrote:Les, I work in a software company that builds solutions that tightly integrate with many different Microsoft products. Over the past 5 years I've made two primary observations:
Microsoft has made great steps in becoming more open-source, and becoming less evil in general. Microsoft still employs mainly shit programmers and it's horrible to write software that interfaces with their products.
Vaibhav Gargs wrote:Is it safe to say that for same operations, streams will always have better performance compared to collections? Can you please share your experiences regarding this.
Piet Souris wrote:And the States would do wise to send, in return, the brilliant Mr. Trump to the donating countries. (oops, that should be in the Rattlesnake's pitt)
Tim Moores wrote:
I wonder if immigrants from developing countries are far more likely to get killed by accidents, disease, crime or terrorism in their native countries, than they would be by those things plus racists in USA.
No doubt the answer to that depends a great deal on what kind of immigrants we're talking about - so-called highly skilled folks that end up working for tech companies, or (legal or illegal) refugees and economic migrants.
Campbell Ritchie wrote:When I was young, we had a phenomenon called the “brain drain”. People were leaving Europe for the USA, and the Government and the press inveighed against it severely. Years later, I learnt that many aeronautical engineers left Britain after cancellation of the TSR‑2 project (I have seen a real live TSR‑2), because there were no longer any jobs for them on this side of the Pond. The only people who would employ them were Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, and Lockheed. That puts a slightly different complexion on the whole problem. We also had emigration to South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand; I know people who went there.